Are We Real? (Ponder the Mystery)

So, The Matrix covers todays topic pretty well, and was indeed an inspiration for it, so if you haven’t seen it, then you really should watch it. It is down as one of the greatest films of all time so you are missing out! In the film, the idea is that the world we live in isn’t real. It is all a simulation to prevent is from knowing and understanding the horrors of the real world.

My question today is quite simple. What if that is reality? We already know, and it is quite obvious that there is a lot that we don’t know. The government hides loads from us because they fear our response to the truth. This isn’t just my theory, it is the truth. There are leaked official documents on the internet of UFO sightings by the government, which they refused to make public, confirming the sightings of UFOs, and there are other leaked documents about other things.

I am not some crazy conspiracy theorist, and this is the first time I have mentioned anything relating to cover-ups on my blog (I think) but “The Truth Is Out There, Skully”. Anyway, enough of the science-fiction mumbo jumbo, that has nothing to do with todays topic. My question to all of you, and I want your honest opinions. Have you ever though that maybe what we are living isn’t actually the real world? I know I have. What is it that powers life?

If you don’t believe in God, like me, then I am sure you spend a lot of time Pondering the Mystery of life. It is absurd that everything we can do, and have seen is possible, and it all at some point came from nothing, so the idea, that this isn’t reality, and we are merely dreaming, or we are living some kind of simulation makes a lot of sense.What definitive proof is there that this life we live is real? No one really knows. In my opinion, there isn’t enough of an explanation as to how mankind came about, and how life itself began. The human race is, and has always, been in the dark. We don’t know how life started. We don’t know what powers us, and what makes us alive. We will never know. This is why I am scared, and yet also excited to die. When I do, I will find out the truth. Or will I? What if after death there is just rot, and decay? No one knows. This is why I am just as scared as I am excited.

Even if you are religious, I am sure there is some part of you that is still nervous. Religion is not based on facts, it is based on belief. This is why I am an atheist. As soon as a religion exists with 100% proof that it is the truth, I will convert to it. Until that day, I am going to continue Pondering the Mystery.

Thanks all for reading, comment, like and follow if you enjoyed this article.

The Life Poster

P.S: Whilst I like the message in the William Shatner song, the video is kind of funny, which is why I kept referencing it.

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Video Games. Good or Bad?

So everyone knows about Call of Duty. That game where you go and kill people and shoot up everything.  The youngsters thing it is cool whilst the elders think it encourages violence. I think however that in reality every normal person realises that really video games are in fact bad. You sit on your ass and twiddle your thumbs for hours, well how can that be good?

To begin, there are positives of gaming. First, there is the obvious advancement in your social life if you game online with friends. This of course, isn’t as good as actually going out and talking to people, but it is a step in the right direction. Then, there is the boost in hand-eye coordination. Whilst only a small benefit, it is still there, and it is still something.

In my opinion the number one reason people are so attracted to video games is because they are escapism. They are sort of like movies except they also pull the gamer into there world by making you feel like you have to work to advance the storyline. You feel like you have great control over he story, especially games with different endings and choices, like the Mass Effect series. You feel like this, even though in fact you are stuck to preprogrammed sequences.

The final positive of video games is that sometimes, and I need to express the sometimes, they can provide help, and even training for real life situations. This is usually in the form of simulators. The Sims is actually a perfect example of showing how determination and effort can help you in careers, life, and it also teaches youngsters that saving money can help you. Something that a lot of couch potatoes need to get into there skulls.

Here come the negatives. Firstly, it can cause deep vein thrombosis. Yeah I started with something more scary then anything. If you stay still for too long and don’t exercise your muscles in can cause, sort of blood clots in your veins and arteries, and it is detrimental towards your blood flow, which can cause life threatening issues.

Also of course, gaming has no long-lasting positive outcome in your life. Sure it feels great working towards that 50G achievement on Xbox, but that is only short time happiness. Will that really help you in your life? Then there is the fact that sitting around doing nothing is just plain lazy.

Finally, you feel bad about yourself. Not just because you know you could be doing better things, but also because staying still with have detrimental effects on your weight, muscle tone, and growth, if you don’t keep fit alongside this. This is why you should do what I do. Don’t play much video games, but when you do, make sure you still spend time keeping fit, healthy, and maintaining an active, real, social life. Not just a virtual one through social media.

Anyway, thanks all for reading. Remember to comment your opinion and also like and follow if you enjoyed the article.

The Life Poster